Friday, June 15, 2012
In case you’re wondering which are the most cited law review articles of all time, Fred Shapiro, with the assistance of co-author Michelle Pearse, has just published his latest list of them. Number one is Coase’s The Problem of Social Cost, 3 J.L. & Econ. 1 (1960). Second is Warren and Brandeis’s article on the right to privacy. Rounding out the top ten are
3. O.W. Holmes, The Path of the Law, 10 Harv. L. Rev. 457 (1897).
4. Gerald Gunther, The Supreme Court, 1971 Term--Foreword: In Search of Evolving Doctrine on a Changing Court: A Model for a Newer Equal Protection, 86 Harv. L. Rev. 1 (1972).
5. Herbert Wechsler, Toward Neutral Principles of Constitutional Law, 73 Harv. L. Rev. 1 (1959).
6. Guido Calabresi & A. Douglas Melamed, Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Inalienability: One View of the Cathedral, 85 Harv. L. Rev. 1089 (1972).
7. Charles A. Reich, The New Property, 73 Yale L.J. 733 (1964).
8. Charles R. Lawrence III, The Id, the Ego, and Equal Protection: Reckoning with Unconscious Racism, 39 Stan. L. Rev. 317 (1987).
9. William J. Brennan, Jr., State Constitutions and the Protection of Individual Rights, 90 Harv. L. Rev. 489 (1977).
10. Robert H. Bork, Neutral Principles and Some First Amendment Problems, 47 Ind. L.J. 1 (1971).
Read the full list at 110 Mich. L. Rev. 1483 (2012).